ALVA, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball team stopped a four-game losing streak sweeping Benedictine 2-1 and 6-4 on Saturday afternoon.
Game One - Box Score
Jason Martyn threw a complete game giving up zero earned runs while fanning 13 Benedictine hitters. The Rio Hondo Community College transfer fanned at least one batter in every inning of the game.
The Rangers didn't mount a whole lot of offense, but it mustered just enough behind Martyn. George Flores' sacrifice fly plated Patrick Johnson Jr., who got on base by laying down a beautiful bunt down the third base line, in the first inning.
Trevor Long picked up the game-winning hit in the fifth inning plating Doug Seurer with a single to right field.
The two runs were enough for Martyn who fanned four of the final six outs. His 13 strikeouts are a Northwestern career high.
Long and catcher Juan Natal each had two hits in the contest.
Game two - Box Score
The Ranger bats improved with Clay Thomas on the mound. Thomas gave up two earned runs in the first but didn't give up another earned run and completed. He fanned eight Ravens.
After two unearned runs in the third, the Rangers were helped out by Benedictine miscues in the fourth. Jeff Martin reached on an error by the third baseman. Camilo Baldelomar, who finished with two hits in the game, smoked a double to center setting up runners at second and third. Zach Apotheker struck out but reached on a passed ball to load the bases. Long singled to make the game 4-3 and Johnson's sacrifice fly knotted the game at four.
Martin doubled to left to start the sixth. After a Raven pitching change, Juan Natal hit a chopper over the third baseman's head for a double giving the Rangers a 5-4 lead. Baldelomar hit a solid single to right driving in Natal to make it a 6-4 game.
Thomas shut the door and completed the sweep for Northwestern with a 1-2-3 inning in the seventh.
Posted on Sat, February 18, 2012
by Allan Scarabello